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Dr Robert Osborne Abbott

Dr Robert Osborne Abbott

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Jun 1867 (aged 42–43)
Governors Island, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
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Memorial ID 2584168 · View Source
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Civil War Union Army Surgeon. In 1849 he was commissioned as an Assistant Surgeon in the United States Regular Army, and was assigned to the Artillery Battery commanded by future Civil War Confederate General John Bankhead Magruder. He served for a time in garrison duty in California, then in Florida and Texas before being assigned to the East. In 1861 he was assigned as the Army's Chief Medical Purveyor in New York City, a duty he performed before being assigned to field service. In 1862 he was promoted to Major and Surgeon, US Army, and was assigned to the Army of the Potomac's V Corp, serving as its Chief Medical Director. Later in the year he was again moved to a different command, this time in Washington, DC. There he placed in charge of all the United States Army Hospitals in and around the capital, which also included all medical transports. He worked tirelessly and incessantly, and his devotion to his duty ultimately wrecked his health. On March 13, 1865 he was brevetted Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel, US Regular Army for "faithful and meritorious service during the war". He died in New York City in June 1867 from the effects of his service.


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  • Maintained by: John Heseltine
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2584168
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Robert Osborne Abbott (1824–16 Jun 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2584168, citing Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by John Heseltine (contributor 47064488) .